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High Temperature Materials for Hypersonic Radomes and Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-19-C-0121
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-013-0058
Amount: $749,971.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T013
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-05
Small Business Information
28045 Ranney Parkway, Unit H
Westlake, OH 44145
United States
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HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Hawthorne
 Director of R&D
 (928) 660-2352
Business Contact
 Brian Barry
Phone: (216) 251-5000
Research Institution
 Georgia Tech Research Institute
 Jason Nadler Jason Nadler
505 Tenth Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
United States

 (404) 407-5104
 Nonprofit College or University

Successful completion of this Phase II proposal will fully characterize and evaluate a material for use in RF windows on hypersonic flight vehicles. Phase II will specifically examine the materials suitability through RF testing in X, Ku, and Ka bands and at elevated temperatures to 2000°F. The desired outcome will be a material with predictable, repeatable dielectric properties over frequency and temperature ideally with a dielectric constant of 5 or lower. If the material meets program requirements it may find use as a radome, conformal antenna, or RF window on board expendable hypersonic flight vehicles. Other commercial applications for extreme environment RF materials may include space-based phased arrays, sensors aboard commercial launch vehicles, aircraft, or missiles, and other communication devices with elevated temperature requirements.

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